Kid Friendly Things To Do in Pittsburgh

These attractions are family friendly or geared specifically for families. If you are looking for things to do in Pittsburgh with kids, toddlers or adolecents, there is something here for you…

Questburgh

412-346-4849

30 S 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, United States

4pm - 10pm weekdays 10am-11pm Weekends

Are you looking for a new experience for your family and friends? Want to bring along your children for a day of family fun! Well your in the right place, Questburgh is the first escape room in the greater Pittsburgh area that gives you and your kids the chance to experience an escape room together. There are many ways to explain what escape room is. For instance, it’s like a set of games on logic, dexterity and attention. But in the end, it is the experience of interaction with each other. It is teambuilding based on game.Read more…

National Aviary Pittsburgh

National Aviary

700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

The National Aviary is the nation’s only indoor nonprofit bird zoo, with over 600 birds from over 200 species, many of which are threatened and endangered.  There is a special emphasis on birds from the rain forest or other wetland areas, but every continent is represented.  The Aviary holds special events, family camps and even Photo Safaris on Saturdays.  There is something for everyone!Read more…

Monongahela Incline

153 W Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Opening on May 8, 1870, the Mon Incline became the first passenger incline and has been in continual operation since.  It is the oldest and steepest incline in the United States.  Today, it conveniently connects the attractions at Station Square with the overlooks on Grandview Ave. in Mt.Read more…

Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Science Center

1 Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Fun & educational, and never the same experience twice, the Science Center is a favorite for kids and adults alike.  There are always new, hands-on exhibits to explore, as well as creative theater shows located throughout the 5 story building.  Be sure to check out a planetarium show or an Omnimax movie as well!  Within walking distance, the affiliated “SportsWorks” provides physical challenges and active fun along the same lines.Read more…

Duquesne Incline Pittsburgh

Duquesne Incline

1197 W Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219

The more westerly of the Mt. Washington inclines, the Duquesne Incline is itself a working museum with a long history.  It still uses the original 1877 cable cars to traverse up and down the hillside!  A trip on the incline is a must for visitors, and the Duquesne incline in particular is close to many restaurants on Mt.Read more…

Gateway Clipper Fleet, Pittsburgh

Gateway Clipper Fleet

360 W Station Square Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Looking for fun on the three rivers?  The Gateway Clipper Fleet offers dozens of types of cruises – dining, dancing and sightseeing tours among them.  It also offers shuttle service for Steeler games and other events.  It definitely is a great way to see the city from a unique vantage point.Read more…

Pittsburgh History Center

Pittsburgh History Center

1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Officially known as the “Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center”, the History Center is one of the coolest attractions in the area and operates as both a museum and research facility.  It is housed in a converted 160,000 sf warehouse.  The exhibits are locally based, well done and in depth; plan to spend a whole day here.Read more…

Just Ducky Tours, Pittsburgh

Just Ducky Tours

130 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Looking for a unique sightseeing tour of the city?  A Ducky Tour is just what the doctor ordered.  Traverse along land and water in their authentic World War II “DUKW” vehicle while a narrator provides historic commentary in a quirky, humorous fashion.  Tours depart from near the Hard Rock Café at Station Square daily, April through October.Read more…

Frick Art & Historical Center

Frick Art and Historical Center

7227 Reynolds St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Open to the public since 1990, the Frick Art and Historical Center is centered around “Clayton”, the mansion and Pittsburgh home of Henry Clay Frick and his family in the late nineteenth century.  Come enjoy a glimpse of the refined and cultured lifestyle of the Frick family in this historic setting.  Tours of Clayton are available, and admissions free for the Frick Art & Historical Center, Art Museum and the Car and Carriage Museum!  Reservations are recommended by not required.  Finish off your visit with a stop at the Frick Café and the Museum store.Read more…

Sandcastle Water Park, Pittsburgh

Sandcastle Water Park

1000 Sandcastle Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15120

Sandcastle stands alone in Pittsburgh as the largest, most complete water park.  Sandcastle has it all – over 10 water slides, a lazy river, the “Riverplex Picnic Area” – even go-carts.  If you’re old enough, stick around after dark and have a few drinks or play some volleyball at Sandbar, the adjacent outdoor watering hole.Read more…

Laurel Caverns Park

Laurel Caverns

200 Caverns Park Rd, Smithfield, PA 15478

Laurel Caverns is located on top of (and within) Chestnut Ridge, covering 435 acres and boasting Pennsylvania’s largest cave.  Two miles of passageway await the caver looking for an adventure, most of which remains undeveloped.  This is a great place for aspiring spelunkers to begin because the park enforces safety measures that are usually absent in wild caves.  It also offers reasonably priced “family guided” tours all day long through the “developed” part of the cave.  These tours are about an hour long and are both fun and educational.Read more…

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

1001 Lafayette Dr, Farmington, PA 15437

Nemacolin is known as one of the area’s premier resorts, with luxury and recreational opportunities for all.  Golf is a major focus, with two fantastic courses, Mystic Rock and The Links, to choose from.  Pamper yourself at the Woodlands Spa and enjoy dining at one of the casual or fine locations.  During the winter, skiing at Mystic Mountain is also in operation.Read more…

Laurel Mountain Ski Resort

Laurel Mountain Ski Resort

770 Ligonier Road, Rector, PA 15677

The Laurel Mountain Ski Resort is located in Laurel Mountain State Park.  It has not been open for several years, but plans are underway to revive it once again…  Check the website and Facebook page for updates on this ongoing project.Read more…